Jan Svankmaker's Faust with live rescore

Kora and Little Boat

 


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Little Boat and Kora at Tate Britain
Little Boat and Kora at Tate Britain

The talented live instrumental sounds of Kora and Little Boat return to Roxy Bar & Screen for a specially commissioned rescore performed live to Jan Svankmajer's acclaimed 1994 feature version of Faust.

Continuing to push the boundaries of the film-going experience, Roxy's monthly rescore nights continue with a specially commissioned score to a cult classic film.

Kora and Little Boat first played at Roxy in January rescoring a set of classic short films as part of the Halloween Short Film Festival. Asked to return with a full-length film, the group picked Svankmajer's dark, dreamlike live action / claymation animated version of the myth of Dr Faustus. This will be the first performance of their rescore.

For the rescore, Kora and Little Boat's viola and guitars will be accompanied by a cello, hammer dulcimer, accordion and auto-harp to create a sound that captures the mood of European expressionist cinema and Jan Svankmajer's central European background; that lightly suggests images of strange carnivals, wandering musicians, burlesque, and fairy-tale cities of dark turrets, labyrinthine streets and subterranean absinthe dens.

The film's original sound will be playing in tandem with the rescore.

  • From 8pm; screening 9pm approx
  • £4 on the door

Where

Roxy Bar & Screen
128-132 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1LB
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